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South Carolina Guard Comes to Aid of Partner Colombia
February 14, 2024
The South Carolina National Guard helped its State Partnership Program partner, Colombia, respond to dozens of fires in the Bogota area in January 2024 by providing helicopter buckets used to drop water or retardant.

South Carolina General Excels in Guard, at Home and at Work
February 9, 2024
The South Carolina National Guard conducts a ceremony to recognize U.S. Army Col. David Jenkins, South Carolina National Guard assistant adjutant general-Army, on his promotion to brigadier general at the Dorn VA auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina, Aug. 3, 2019.

South Carolina Guardsman Conquers French Desert Commando Course
December 20, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Liliana Munday, 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina National Guard, holds her French Desert Commando pin Dec. 19, 2023, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Munday was one of 40 U.S. service members and the only female to go through the most recent iteration of the French Desert Commando Course.

National Guard Members Showcase Innovation
December 8, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the CNGB, center left and center right, respectively, with competitors of the 2023 National Guard Bureau Innovation Challenge at the Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington Hall Station, Virginia, Dec. 7, 2023. Arizona Army National Guard members took home top honors for their concept of exportable maneuver live-fire capabilities that could help units achieve training requirements.

National Guard, DOD Support Hawaii's Long-term Recovery
September 5, 2023
Hawaii National Guard Joint Task Force 5-0 Soldiers drop water on wildfires in Ka'anapali, Maui, Aug. 26, 2023. In support of Maui County authorities, Joint Task Force 5-0, composed of the Hawaii Army and Air National Guard, Army active duty and Reserve, is dedicated to the safety and recovery of affected Maui residents, coordinating with local first responders and adhering to local, state and federal guidelines and laws.

Signal Soldiers Establish Connectivity at Remote Air Base
June 20, 2023
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Devin Lajoie and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew Morgan with the 1st Theater Sustainment Command Alternate Command Post G6 brief the capabilities of the SIPR/NIPR Access Point antenna and Proliferated Low Earth Orbit satellite system to the 1st TSC ACP director, Col. Gerry Jackson, and noncommissioned officer in charge, Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Chandler.

SC Aviators Use Experience, Training to Survive Bird Strike
June 13, 2023
An osprey collided with a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter flown by a crew of four South Carolina National Guard members as they conducted a routine training flight over the shores of Lake Marion June 1, 2023. The osprey remained partially lodged in the windshield as the crew landed at an airport approximately 10 minutes away.

Unknown, but Unforgotten: Revolutionary War Soldiers Honored
April 27, 2023
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Joseph Reale, second from left, the deputy commanding general for sustainment, 29th Infantry Division, receives the flag that covered a Revolutionary War Soldier’s casket during a burial honors ceremony April 22, 2023, at the Camden Battlefield in South Carolina. Reale, the Maryland Army National Guard’s representative at the ceremony, served with the 175th Infantry Regiment, a unit present at the Battle of Camden in 1780 and of which many of the Americans honored at the ceremony were also members.

Tennessee, Georgia Guardsmen are Southeast’s Best Warriors
April 24, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Nicolas White, an indirect fire infantryman representing the Georgia Army National Guard, splashes water on his face after completing the confidence course during the Region III National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 17, 2023. The competition tested the adaptiveness and lethality of our forces.

Soldiers Train at Virginia Guard Funeral Honors Program
March 24, 2023
Ten National Guard Soldiers from seven states participate in Military Funeral Honors Level 2 training March 3, 2023, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Soldiers from Alabama, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia participated in the two week-long course, hosted by the Virginia National Guard Funeral Honors Program.

Pennsylvania Guard Soldier Places 2nd in Army Marksmanship
March 24, 2023
Maj. Ian Swisher, executive officer of the 103rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat, placed second overall at the 2023 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships March 12-18 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Guard Saved Lives, Property, Responding to 2022 Disasters
December 28, 2022
Alaska Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Robert Wolford, a metals technician assigned to the 168th Maintenance Squadron, cleans up debris as part of Operation Merbok Response in Koyuk, Alaska, Sept. 27, 2022. Remnants of Typhoon Merbok caused dramatic flooding across more than 1,000 miles of Alaskan coastline.

Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022
December 21, 2022
Spc. Megan Koszarek, an infantryman with the Alaska Army National Guard’s Avalanche Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, conducts a security sweep during a training exercise near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2022. The exercise's aim was to enhance the unit’s combat readiness and evaluate proficiency in an arctic environment.

Thousands of Guardsmen Supporting Hurricane Ian Response
September 29, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers with the Florida National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive - Enhanced Response Force Package load supplies as part of their response to Hurricane Ian, Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022. Soldiers and Airmen were joined by emergency responders from other states as they mobilized to support the local community.

Idaho Guard Soldiers Conduct Intense Pre-deployment Training
September 20, 2022
More than 600 Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers, joined by Soldiers from the Montana, Oregon, Ohio and South Carolina Army National Guard, have been training in Fort Bliss, Texas, since mobilizing from Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, in early August. Task Force Rattler will deploy to Southwest Asia this month to support Operation Spartan Shield.

Idaho Guard’s 2-116th CAB Trains for Deployment to Mideast
June 9, 2022
Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers from Charlie Company,  one of three companies making up the 2-116th Combined Arms Battalion, train in tactical movements during annual training. The 2-116th CAB is preparing to deploy in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

WMD civil support teams train on land, sea, in air
May 23, 2022
Florida Army National Guard, Lt. Col. Mark Bianchi, 48th Civil Support Team commander, briefs local, state and federal authorities and other CST teams from New York, Illinois, Georgia, North and South Carolina at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center during Operation Night Hammer May 22, 2022.

Active, Guard and Reserve Soldiers attend vehicle recovery course
May 20, 2022
Active, Reserve and Army National Guard components attend a vehicle recovery course at the Regional Training Site-Maintenance (RTS-M), 177th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, Fort Custer Training Center, Augusta, Michigan, May 19, 2022.

South Carolina Guard receives new AH-64E Apache helicopters
March 28, 2022
The first five AH-64E model Apache attack helicopters to be delivered to the South Carolina National Guard arrive at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, March 24, 2022. The South Carolina National Guard is replacing 24 D-model aircraft with the new E-model, which will be delivered to and flown by the 1-151st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion.

National Guard members compete to be ‘Best Warrior’
March 9, 2022
Pfc. Mario Delahoya, a member of 45th Field Artillery Brigade, Oklahoma Army National Guard, climbs a rope during the obstacle course event of the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Gruber Training Center, Oklahoma, March 5, 2022. The annual three-day event brought together Soldiers to test their proficiency in a variety of warrior tasks and drills.